North Sinai’s Information Blackout

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/north-sinais-information-blackout/ As kinetic operations have ebbed and flowed in Egypt’s North Sinai throughout the last eight years, residents have endlessly borne the brunt of instability from violent attacks, air strikes, and the far-reaching impacts of deep...

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Egypt recalibrated its strategy in Libya because of Turkey

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-recalibrated-its-strategy-in-libya-because-of-turkey Although the restarting of the political peace process in Libya refocused attention on domestic actors, it is still necessary to look at the external players’ moves to assess the possibility of real appeasement among...

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GERD Crisis Military Capabilities and Likely Confrontation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/gerd-crisis-military-capabilities-and-likely-confrontation/ The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis is currently going through a critical stage, as political negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are stumbling due to Ethiopian intransigence and failure to take...

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Shift of Egypt’s Attitude towards the Libyan Issue

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal and Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/shift-of-egypts-attitude-towards-the-libyan-issue/ The late quarter of 2020 and the early quarter of 2021 witnessed many changes in Egyptian attitude towards the Libyan issue due to Libyan internal reasons -both military and political- on the one hand, and to regional and...

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Egypt Motives and Orientations of Arms Deals (2016-2020)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-motives-and-orientations-of-arms-deals-2016-2020/ A report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 15 March 2021 revealed that the Middle Eastern global arms imports grew by 25% during the period (2016-2020). According to the report, five...

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Getting Tough with Egypt Won’t Work

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): David Schenker Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/getting-tough-egypt-wont-work A more modest approach is warranted, one that emphasizes core interests, acknowledges the limitations of U.S. leverage, and avoids going too far with funding cuts and sanctions. Read more at original link

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Egyptian-French Economic Relations .. Who Will Benefit?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-french-economic-relations-who-will-benefit/ There are various forms of economic relations between Egypt and France, including commodity and service trade; presence of Egyptian labor in France and French labor in Egypt, and consequently provision of remittances in both directions...

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Egypt military & consolidation of hegemony and despotism

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Essam Abdelshafy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-military-consolidation-of-hegemony-and-despotism/ The Egyptian military institution has adopted many policies and practices, whether during the first transitional period that was led by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (from February 2011 to June 2012); or during President...

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Egypt’s Ties to Israel Deepen Despite Public Misgivings

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-ties-to-israel-deepen-despite-public-misgivings/ The Egyptian government has deepened its cooperation with Israel on strategic and economic matters in order to root out the extremist threat in the Sinai Peninsula and bolster Egypt’s economy. This policy particularly...

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Egypt: Massive Sinai Demolitions Likely War Crimes

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/17/egypt-massive-sinai-demolitions-likely-war-crimes (Beirut) – The Egyptian military’s continuing home demolitions and forced evictions during the armed conflict in North Sinai governorate are violations of international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, and likely amount to war...

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Civil-Military Relations in Sisi’s Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Risa Brooks Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2021/03/17/civil-military-relations-in-sisi-s-egypt-pub-84074 Given the challenges facing Egypt, Sisi has upended the basic formula of Egyptian civil-military relations and increased his personalist control over the military. Read more at original link

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The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Way Forward

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk and various other experts Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-policy-recommendations-sustainable-way-forward As Joe Biden enters office his administration faces an overwhelming domestic agenda and myriad foreign policy challenges. Reinforcing relations with European allies and...

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